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The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition summarizes the research literature on the social aspects of aging. The Seventh Edition will have 88% new material and authors with 25 chapters: 22 of the chapters will be on completely new topics. Separated into four sections, the fully revised handbook will cover Theory and Methods, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Contains all the main areas of social science gerontological research in one volume Begins with a section on theory and methods Edited by one of the fathers of gerontology (Binstock) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology
Robert H. Binstock is Professor of Aging, Health, and Society at Case Western Reserve University. A former president, and fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and chair of the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association, he has served as director of a White House Task Force on Older Americans and is currently a member of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society. Dr Binstock is the author of 300 articles, book chapters, and monographs on politics and policies related to aging. Linda K. George is Professor of Sociology at Duke University and Associate Director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She is a fellow and past president of the Gerontological. Society of America, former chair of the Aging and Life Course Section of the American Sociological Association, and former editor of the Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences Section. She currently is Associate Editor of Demography. Dr George is the author or editor of seven books and more than 250 journal articles and book chapters.
Table of Contents
|About the Editors||p. xv|
|Theory and Methods|
|Age, the Life Course, and the Sociological Imagination: Prospects for Theory||p. 3|
|Aging, Cohorts, and Methods||p. 17|
|Aging and Social Structure|
|Demography and Aging||p. 33|
|Trends in Longevity and Prospects for the Future||p. 47|
|Disability, Functioning, and Aging||p. 57|
|Global Aging||p. 73|
|Racial and Ethnic Influences Over the Life Course||p. 91|
|Stratification and Inequality Over the Life Course||p. 105|
|Social Factors and Social Institutions|
|Health Disparities Among Older Adults: Life Course Influences and Policy Solutions||p. 121|
|Molecular Genetics, Aging, and Well-being: Sensitive Period, Accumulation, and Pathway Models||p. 135|
|Social Factors, Depression, and Aging||p. 149|
|Aging, Inheritance, and Gift-Giving||p. 163|
|Economic Status of the Aged in the United States||p. 175|
|Employment and Aging||p. 193|
|The Changing Residential Environments of Older People||p. 207|
|Civic Engagement and Aging||p. 221|
|Late-Life Death and Dying in 21st-Century America||p. 235|
|Aging and Society|
|The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Europe||p. 251|
|Politics and Aging in the United States||p. 265|
|The Future of Retirement Security||p. 281|
|Organization and Financing of Health Care||p. 295|
|Long-Term Care Financing, Service Delivery, and Quality Assurance: The International Experience||p. 309|
|Gender, Aging, and Social Policy||p. 323|
|Aging and Social Intervention: Life Course Perspectives||p. 337|
|Fiscal Implications of Population Aging||p. 353|
|Author Index||p. 367|
|Subject Index||p. 385|
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